What Are My Water Heater Options?

Recent technological advances in the water heater world have given homeowners a much wider selection of new equipment than in previous years. Whether your current water heater no longer provides adequate service or requires frequent repairs, you need to make sure that you have the right water heater for your home. That means not only selecting the right equipment, but also ensuring that it’s installed correctly. At Smart Systems, we offer excellent Poughkeepsie water heater installation services. Our plumbers are just a phone call away, so get in touch today to see what we can do for your home.

Let’s take a look at several types of water heater.

  • Tank storage. This is the conventional standard used in most homes throughout America. It is reliable and cost-effective, and stores your hot water for use in a large cylindrical tank, whose size varies according to your hot water needs.
  • Tankless. Tankless water heaters are popular in Europe and Asia, and are now starting to gain popularity here in the US. Instead of storing hot water in a tank, which can lead to standby energy loss and higher energy bills, it uses on-demand technology to heat your water rapidly whenever you need it, for however long you need it.
  • Indirect. An indirect water heater is another highly energy efficient option for your home. It synchronizes with a gas furnace or boiler, and uses a heat exchanger to draw on the thermal energy of your primary heater. This often leads to excellent energy efficiency.
  • Solar. Solar energy is a wonderful renewable resource, which includes not only photovoltaic panels and inverters, but also solar hot water units. There are various types, but the basic principle is that these units circulate an antifreeze that absorbs the power of the sun and uses it to heat your water. The setup often includes a backup conventional heater for cloudy days.

Installing a new water heater requires the professional skill and training of an expert plumber. Call Smart Systems today for all of your Poughkeepsie water heater installation needs.

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